Increase your odds of scoring a job with an apprenticeship or traineeship

19 October 2020

Increase your odds of scoring a job with an apprenticeship or traineeship

At last, there are more job opportunities out there. The Government has just announced an extra $1.2 billion to fund the wages of new apprentices and trainees, aged under 35.

You may want to upskillbe thinking about a career change or just starting out. Wherever you are on your journey, it’s important to boost your employability by developing new skills and jumping on the latest opportunities. 


These are usually for trade-based industries and take around 3.5 to 4 years to complete. Popular qualifications include Construction, Carpentry, Plumbing, Painting and DecoratingAutomotive ServicingCommercial Cookery and Hairdressing.  


Traineeships cover industries like Management, Business, Human Resources and MarketingRetail and SalesHospitality, Sports and Sports Science and Health and Welfare. A full-time traineeship usually takes between 1 to 2 years.  

Why do an apprenticeship or traineeship? 

An apprenticeship or traineeship is a great way to earn money at the same time as gaining a nationally recognised qualification. They offer plenty of career opportunities as well as the latest industry knowledge, which every employer looks for. There are over 600 qualifications to choose from, so it’s very likely there’s one that interests you. 

Accreditation ranges from Certificate Level II to Advanced Diploma. The certificate you receive is awarded when you meet the required competency. This means the sooner you learn the skills and knowledge, the sooner you finish. You can use real-life experience to reduce the time it takes to get qualified. 

Tell me more about funding 

The Government wants to help young people, who are some of the hardest hit by COVID. School leavers have had their education disrupted, casual and contract workers have found themselves out of a job and the job market has been competitive.

It hopes the $1.2 billion fund will support 100,000 jobs across all industries over the next year. 

The funding for apprentices goes beyond the Government’s $1.2 billion investment. Employers that take on someone with disability may also be eligible for the Disabled Australian Apprentice Support.  

At CoAct, we can help you and your employer source the most funding available. Along with our Service Partners, we’re specialists in employment services for jobseekers living with disability. 

Why CoAct 

We match you with a local employment consultant who’ll gets to know you and your career goals. They’ll then help you find the right apprenticeship or traineeship for you.  

The next step is connecting you to the best registered training organisations and employer, helping you apply, and talking to potential employers about your health needs. 

Nyssa DeWaard, our National Operations Manager for Employment Services, says, “We want to make sure jobseekers get the support they need at a time when jobs are in high demand. As specialists in disability employment services, we can guide them through the process of applying for an apprenticeship or traineeship.  

“We’ll help them build their confidence, break the ice with any potential employers and continue to support them for the first 12 months of their new role.” 

I’m interested 

Great! Request an initial chat by registering for DES. 

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